Wednesday, July 12, 2006
A Good Day for House of Commons
Today is a good day for Parliament. Now I never thought I would say these two things in the same sentence, or indeed ever, but congratulations to Nick Clegg for applying for an emergency debate on the Nat West Three and congratulations to The Speaker for granting it. This is exactly the kind of thing which should be debated in Parliament, but in the last few years rarely has been. Let's hope the various speakers in the debate rise to the occasion and tell it how it is. This extradition arrangement is unfair, discriminatory and unreciprocated. Even at this stage it would be possible for the Home Secretary to intervene and halt tomorrow's extradition. If he did, perhaps he would go some way to repairing his increasingly damaged reputation. But I'm not holding my breath.